Sparta Cemetery

Sparta Cemetery (HM8NT)

Location: Sparta, GA 31087 Hancock County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 16.633', W 82° 58.383'

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The main cemetery in Sparta was established on property deeded to the town in 1806. Burials illustrate a common nineteenth-century pattern of migration to the area, as settlers from New England and Virginia moved south and west through the Carolinas and into Georgia. Notable burials include Methodist Bishop George Foster Pierce, president ofWesleyan College in Macon and of Emory College in Oxford, Georgia; prominent nineteenth-century statesmen Dr. William Terrell and Gen. Henry Mitchell; and veterans of American wars dating back to the Revolution. Sparta Cemetery also contains examples of funerary art representative of architectural styles of the eighteenth through thetwentieth centuries.
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HM NumberHM8NT
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number70-2
Year Placed2007
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Society and Sparta Cemetery Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 10:50pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 316249 N 3683756
Decimal Degrees33.27721667, -82.97305000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 16.633', W 82° 58.383'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 16' 37.98" N, 82° 58' 22.98" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 283-305 Hamilton St, Sparta GA 31087, US
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